Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
331 PM HST WED MAR 22 2017

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331 PM HST WED MAR 22 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 9 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 5 TO 7 FEET ON THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 3 TO 5 FEET ON THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FT THROUGH THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH WEDNESDAY MARCH 29:
THE CURRENT WEST NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE THROUGH
THE WEEK. SMALL AND CHOPPY SURF WILL CONTINUE ALONG EAST FACING
SHORES THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK DUE TO MODERATE TRADE WINDS. A
LARGE WEST NORTHWEST SWELL IS FORECAST TO ARRIVE SATURDAY...PEAK
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...THEN SLOWLY EASE EARLY NEXT WEEK.
SURF FROM THIS SWELL WILL BE WELL ABOVE THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY
LEVEL AND MAY REQUIRE A HIGH SURF WARNING.

SURF HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST HEIGHTS OF THE FACE OR FRONT OF WAVES. THE
SURF FORECAST IS BASED ON THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE ONE THIRD LARGEST WAVES...IN THE ZONE OF MAXIMUM
REFRACTION. SOME WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE AS HIGH AS THE
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER RIP CURRENTS IN OR NEAR
ANY SURF ZONE.

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